Unit 8: You Dirty Rat. True Account. Building Background. During WW II, German occupied France. French resistance workers interrupt German communications. Resistance operations carried out in secret, to protect the lives of the workers. Many of the workers hid in the mountains & countryside
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Open Workbook page 96
a.) The clown’s comical outfit included purple bedroom slippers and a bright orange nightgown.
b.) The magician intended to smuggle himself out of the auditorium in something smaller than a matchbox.
Open Workbook page 95
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It’s past midnight.
Spying on the Germans; stealing a German military map.
The men are spies with the French Underground.
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It contains information that will help the Allies (USA, England, Russia) in their upcoming invasion of Europe.
Goal: smuggling the map out of the castle & delivering it to the city of Caen.
Problems: getting past the Nazi guards; concealing the map which is quite large.
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The Nazi soldiers stop and search everyone who leaves the castle.
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He tells them to carry rats in their lunch buckets in place of food.
Pages 234-235, lines 128-162
a.) woodwork: work made of wood
It is part of his plan.
He will pretend as rat catcher to catch the rats they have planted in the castle.
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He is trying to buy enough time for Pinault to carry out his plan.
He tells the general that the rats are a special breed of French rats that will only respond to the village rat catcher. This keeps the general from having his own workers get rid of the rats.
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First, he tells Le Du to help him catch some rats. Then he tells him to stand by with the map. After the box contains six rats, Pinault takes the box and leaves.
to keep the guards from looking into the box when he came out next time with the map.
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